The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1910

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In Handling Grain At M.T. Co.'s Elevator.

When it comes to handling grain at elevators, the work of the staff at the Montreal Transportation company's elevator, in this city, is deserving of special mention. The men are not only noted for fast work, but good work as well. The way some of the cargoes have been handled within the past week or so has shown this to be the case.

Today the steamer Fairmount arrived from Fort William with 70,000 bushels of wheat, and in three hours the vessel was unloaded. That is looked upon as very good time in marine circles. Sometimes the grain is of such a grade that a good run cannot be made of it, but on every cargo brought to the elevator this season good time has been made.

A few days ago the steamer Iroquois came in with 143,000 bushels of oats. The vessel was unloaded and the entire elevator cleaned up in exactly four hours and thirty minutes, remarkably good time for such a big cargo. In the first hour running 55,000 bushels were unloaded, and one hundred thousand bushels had been taken out of the vessel in exactly two hours and a half.

Men who have been in the grain business for many years, and who happened to be in the city this week state that grain is handled the best, and the fastest of any elevator they ever visited. Hats off to the men of the M.T. Co.'s elevator, for they are all Kingstonians.

Looking For Pilots.

Pilots for vessels going down the river were in great demand, on Tuesday, but they were not on hand to take out the vessels when they were ready to go. One vessel was held here several hours, until a pilot could be secured. Some days there will be a number of pilots around the city, looking for a sight, and another time there will be a rush of vessels they will be all at work, and just at the time when a grain boat arrives in port, it is a very difficult matter to get a man for the work.

Marine Paragraphs.

The steamer Sowards cleared for Charlotte.

The steamer Caspian is quartered for the winter at Swift's wharf.

The barge Hector is at Richardsons' elevator loading grain for Montreal.

The schooner Cornelia is running from Oswego to Clayton with coal.

The M.T. Co.'s barge Dunmore left the Kingston dry-dock last evening.

The steamer North King has gone into winter quarters at Crawford's wharf.

Swift & Co.'s wharf: steamer Aletha down and up; steamer Belleville down.

M.T. Co.'s elevator: tug Thomson from Montreal, three light barges, cleared for Montreal with two grain-laden barges; steamer Fairmount, from Fort William, discharged 70,000 bushels 70,000 bushels of wheat, cleared for Fort William.

p/7 Allen, Wolfe Island, Sept. 26th - ...The sloop Maggie L., of Kingston, was at Boxen harbor, loading grain for Richardson's....

p.8 Episodes - The last trip of the steamer Toronto, from Toronto to Kngston and Prescott, will be tomorrow (Thursday).

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 Sep 1910